Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1902-1926 (2)--Original Data, 1925-1942. From May, 1934 Onward, The Data Exclude Utilities And Also Exclude Semi-Private And Closed Corporations. Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Journal Of Commerce.
This NBER data series m08080b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08080b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Dividend Payments, Industrial Corporations for United States [M0880BUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0880BUSM144NNBR/, September 2, 2015.